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Treasure Hunter Wins CONY Geocaching Prize

Campground Owners of New York (CONY) congratulates treasure hunter Christopher Claycomb from Duke Center, Pa., for finding the special National Get Outdoors Day geocaching coin hidden at Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort in Bath, N.Y., on June 9. Hickory Hill is one...

New Owners Build on Success of N.Y. Campground

The Hidden Valley Camping Area, campground, located at 299 Kiantone Road, Jamestown, N.Y., is under the new ownership of Bill and June Woltmann and Jessica and Mickey Spak. Jessica Spak, who is Woltmann’s daughter, said the family was living and working in...

Wisconsin State Parks Report 10% Uptick

Click here to watch a video courtesy of WEAU-TV, Eau Claire, Wis. The Department of Natural Resources says reservations at Wisconsin State Park campgrounds are up almost 10 percent from last year. But, building fires and roasting marshmallows aren’t the only...

Sequoia RV Ranch: Hidden California Treasure

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are top destinations for travelers visiting California for the first time. But camping enthusiasts up and down the San Joaquin Valley often find their own slice of paradise just outside the national park boundaries. One case in...

Jellystone Park Hosts Eastern Deaf Timberfest

When Ron Markel attended the world pro lumberjack event 15 years ago, he noticed that there were no interpreters and thus no way for deaf people to participate. “We decided to found our own world deaf lumberjack (event),” he said in sign language. Markel, a logger...

ARVC Agenda: Four Board Seats Up for Election

ARVC Board of Director Nominations Open At the 2012 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo voting will take place for board of director positions in Voting Areas 2, 3, 4 and 6 (see map below). Candidate nominations are being accepted through July 31, 2012. ARVC...

Lightning Strikes Camper in Connecticut

A woman struck by lightning at a Bozrah, Conn., campground Monday (June 25) sustained second- and third-degree burns and was flown to Rhode Island Hospital, fire officials said. Bozrah Fire Department Deputy Chief Ryan Scholes said firefighters responded to Odetah...

Report: Campground Revenue to Grow 3.1% in 2012

Revenue is expected to grow 3.1 percent this year for the campground and RV park industry, according to a report by IBISWorld. According to a news release, the industry began its recovery in 2010, after a disappointing 2009 when industry revenue declined 4.8 percent...